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How Do Traffic Lights Work?

Sensors on Traffic Lights

Have you ever wondered how traffic lights detect the inflow of traffic? You may not have spotted them, but sensors are used by traffic lights to detect the presence of vehicles at specific points, as well as to measure and monitor the volume of traffic. In this article, we explain what the different sensors are […]

How to Install Concrete Fence Posts

How to Install Concrete Fence Posts

Concrete is the perfect material to use for fence posts. Not only is it strong and durable, but it’s also easy to install. If you’re in the mood for some DIY, consider installing concrete fence posts for your garden. In this article, we guide you through the entire process. Why use concrete fence posts? Though […]

Can You Recycle Concrete?

Can You Recycle Concrete?

If you have old or excess concrete, you may be wondering how to get rid of it. Though your first thought may be to dispose of the concrete, you could recycle it instead. Recycling unneeded concrete is a great way to protect the environment and preserve scarce natural resources. In this article, we explore how […]

Concrete Risk Assessments Guide

Volumetric concrete

If you’re an employer getting your staff to prepare and lay concrete, it’s important that risk assessments are carried out to ensure that the job can be done safely. For example, cement-based products such as mortar and concrete can cause serious skin problems, including dermatitis and burns, and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health […]

Why Do Potholes Keep Coming Back?

How Potholes are Formed

Potholes are a scourge to drivers everywhere. In addition to giving road users a nasty jolt, potholes can cause significant damage to vehicles. It seems as though more and more potholes appear every day, which begs the questions: what causes them? And why do they keep coming back? How is a pothole formed? Potholes are […]

What Is Aggregate and Why Is It Used in Concrete?

Foam Concrete

In its simplest form, concrete is the combination of cement and aggregate. The cement is added to the aggregate in its fluid form. As the cement hardens, it binds with the aggregates to produce an extremely tough and resilient material we know as concrete. But what is aggregate exactly? Well, it can be many different […]

What is a Concrete Expansion Joint?

Concrete expands and contracts as it changes temperature. Cracks may form if these changes aren’t managed, leading to a weaker and less attractive concrete. Expansion joints are a common solution to this problem. In this article, find out what expansion joints are, how they work and how they’re used. Need concrete for a project? Call […]

What’s the Difference Between Cement and Concrete?

Differences between concrete and cement

Many people believe that concrete and cement are two words for the same thing. As a result, you might hear people refer to cement when they actually mean concrete and vice versa. The truth is, concrete and cement are closely linked but are also very different. In this article, find out the differences between cement […]

How to Fix Cracked Concrete

Cracked Concrete Roads

Despite being one of the toughest and most durable surface materials anywhere on Earth, concrete can still crack. Unsightly and problematic, these cracks can ruin the look of a concrete driveway or weaken the structural stability of foundations. Luckily, concrete cracks, whether big or small, can be repaired. In this article, discover the most common […]

What happens to Concrete when it freezes?

Total Concrete at Winter Christmas

Here at Total Concrete we are experts with supplying high quality concrete for a range of domestic and commercial needs, across Woking, Guildford, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We know that it can be tricky laying concrete in winter, but with these hints and tips, you won’t have to worry about your concrete […]

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